Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

Breast Implant Removal and Replacement

The Problem

You may feel it is time to replace your current breast implants or have decided that you want to increase or decrease the size of your implants.


Many women feel after a number of years of having breast implants that they would like to replace them.  There are many reasons a woman may decide to replace her implants, from medical reasons such as capsular contracture and ruptured implants to cosmetic reasons of increasing or decreasing the size of implant.  As your body ages and following child birth implants that once were once a perfect fit may no longer suit your body shape.

There is a range of different treatment options available and it depends on firstly the reason for your removal and also your desired outcome as to what course of treatment would be best suited to you.

The following procedure options are available;

Breast Implant Removal – This is when the implants are removed and no further surgery is performed.

Breast Implant Replacement – This is when your original implants are removed but are then replaced by new implants which can be the same size, smaller or bigger.

Breast Capsulectomy – Capsular contracture can cause pain and distortion in the appearance of your bust. A capsulectomy procedure removes the capsule which is the lining around your implant and then you can either have the original implant removed or replaced.

Breast Implant Removal with Uplift (Mastopexy) – This combined procedure may be recommended if your surgeon feels your breast tissue has stretched. The procedure will ensure that after the implant is removed your nipple is lifted back up to its natural position.

At The Private Clinic we are proud to offer the highest quality implants, with procedures performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons. Our team includes some of the most recognised plastic surgeons in the UK –Mr. Navid Jallali and Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi in London, Mr Maisam Faizal in Birmingham and Northampton, Mr. Deemesh Oudit in Manchester, Mr. Vasu Karri and Mr Olumuyiwa O Olubowale in Leeds, Mr Kenneth Kok in Birmingham,  Mr Alastair Lowrie in Glasgow, Mr Adrian Richards in London, Princes Risborough (Bucks) and Northampton, Mr Nitin Vaingankar in Northampton, Mr Mobinulla Syed in Essex and Mr Richard Karoo in Bristol– all of whom use their years of expertise to ensure you find the right option for your needs.

Our surgeons only use the highest quality of CE Mark and FDA approved implants to ensure the very best results and uncompromised safety standards. 


The Problem

You may feel it is time to replace your current breast implants or have decided that you want to increase or decrease the size of your implants.


The Procedure

There are a number of different treatment options available to you depending on your desired look and the condition of your current implants. During your initial consultation your surgeon will discuss all of these options to see which approach will be suitable for you. You will need to consider different implant shapes and sizes and what look you wish to achieve with your new implants.

The procedure itself is similar to breast enlargement surgery. It is normally performed under a general anaesthetic and can take between 1-2 hours to complete. Your surgeon will use your existing scars to remove your old implants and may need to perform a capsulectomy if you have decided to increase the size of your implants to allow room for the larger volume of implant.

The Results

Results will vary considerably depending on the patient and implants chosen. After discussion and consultation with your surgeon your results should match the expectations discussed.

Recovery / Downtime

You will actually find that your recovery will be slightly better than when you had your initial breast augmentation. This is because your tissue and skin has already been stretched.

You can normally carry out light duties after a few days and return to work 1-2 weeks following surgery.  Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4-5 weeks.


The cost of removal and replacement of breast implants is approximately £4,990. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.

We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information you require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations with one of our specialist Consultant Plastic Surgeons is £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.

Mr Adrian Richards and his team are truly fantastic. They have changed my life and given me a new found confidence. The care I received during my Implant Removal / Tummy Tuck operation at the hospital and before/after at the Princes Risborough clinic is second to none. I had my pre op with nurse Sinead who was so lovely and completely put me at ease. I also met with the admin team at the clinic to go over more questions which made me feel confident that I am in very good hands! After the procedure I had his nurses calling and texting me regularly to make sure I’m ok which really put my mind at ease knowing that I was in good care. I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Mr Richards and his team truly care and made me feel secure.

Hayley, Bucks

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